Road to the East: Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan

Tour to the three countries: architecture of the ancient cities of the Silk Road,
mountains of Tian-Shan, a jeep tour in the Pamirs

 

Country: Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
Duration of the tour: 22 days / 21 nights
Itinerary: Tashkent - Samarkand - Bukhara - Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent - Bishkek - Issyk-Kul Lake - Karakol - Lake Son-Kul - Kazarman - Uzgen - Osh - Lenin Peak Yurt Camp (BC) - Karakul Lake - Murghab - Langar - Ishkashim - Khorog - Kalai-Khumb - Kulob - Dushanbe

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№01 26.06.2021 - 17.07.2021 Open   №02 08.08.2021 - 29.08.2021 Open

Tour to the three countries: Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan

A tour across Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan is an epic journey to the very heart of Central Asia. This region is united by common cultural and historical ties, but each country has many unique features, ranging from nature to traditional cuisine. Within one trip, tourists will travel along a large section of one of the branches of the Great Silk Road - from Tashkent to Khiva, visit a variety of climatic zones - from the hot desert of Kyzylkum to the Tien Shan and Pamir highlands, see medieval architectural masterpieces, natural attractions and mountain panoramas of ethereal beauty.

In this eventful summer tour through three neighbouring countries, we combined excursions to the famous ancient cities of Uzbekistan - Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, the warm Issyk-Kul Lake in Kyrgyzstan, outdoor activities in the Pamir Mountains, in the Base Camp area under the huge seven-thousandth snow Lenin peak, as well as a jeep tour of the "Roof of the World" - the most beautiful high-mountain route - the Pamir Highway in Tajikistan.

Three weeks - three countries - one grand trip!

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Itinerary:
Day 1. Tour beginning day / arrival day.
Arrival in Tashkent. Meeting at Tashkent airport at any time of arrival mentioned by tourist. Transfer to the hotel and check in after 14:00. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Tashkent

Day 2. Tashkent (city tour). Tashkent - Samarkand (330 km, 4-5 hrs).
Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 - meeting at the hall and check out from the hotel.
09:30 - sightseeing in Tashkent: Khast-Imam Square, Barak-Khan Madrasah, Kafal-al-Shashi Mausoleum, Kukeldash Madrasah, the oldest bazaar of Tashkent “Chorsu”. After lunch visit Independence Square and Amir Temur Square.
15:00 - transfer to Samarkand by road. Upon arrival check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Медресе Кукельдаш. Ташкент, Узбекистан

Day 3. Samarkand (city tour).
Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 - sightseeing in Samarkand: the most impressive square in the entire Central Asia - the Registan Square (madrasah of Ulugbek, Sher-Dor madrasah, Tilya-Kori madrasah), Gur-e Amir mausoleum - necropolis of the Timurids.
After lunch continuation of sightseeing in Samarkand: Bibi-Khanym mosque, architectural ensemble Shah-i-Zinda, Ulugbek observatory. Overnight at the hotel.

Мавзолей Гур-Эмир (усыпальница Амира Тимура). Самарканд, Узбекистан. Туры в Узбекистан

Day 4. Samarkand - Bukhara (300 km, 4-5 hrs).
Breakfast at the hotel.
08:00 - meeting at the entrance hall and check out of the hotel.
Transfer to Bukhara. Upon arrival check in to the hotel.
After lunch start of sightseeing in Bukhara: Lyab-i Hauz Architectural Ensemble, Kukeldash Madrasah, Nadir Divan-Begi Madrasah, domed shopping arcade. Visit to the demonstration room of Bukhara gold-embroidery factory and karakul workshop. Overnight at the hotel.

Бухара, Узбекистан. Туры в Узбекистан

Day 5. Bukhara (city tour).
Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 - continuation of sightseeing in Bukhara: Mausoleum of Samanids, Chashma Ayub Mausoleum, Bolo-Khauz Complex, Ark Citadel, Po-i-Kalyan Complex (Kalyan Minaret and others), Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan Madrasah.
After lunch visit out-of-city sights of Bukhara: Sitorai Mohi Khosa - summer residence of Bukhara last emir (ruler) and Bakhautdin Naqshbandi complex.
Transfer back to Bukhara. Overnight at the hotel.

Узбекские фрукты. Фрукты и овощи в Узбекистане. Базар Чорсу в Ташкенте. Базары Узбекистана. Туры в Узбекистан

Day 6. Bukhara - Khiva (440 km, 8-9 hrs).
Breakfast at the hotel.
08:00 - transfer to Khiva across the famous Kyzyl-Kum desert and along the Amudarya river.
Arrival in Khiva. Leisure time. Visiting the souvenir shops and workshops. Overnight at the hotel.

Ситораи Мохи-Хоса. Бухара, Узбекистан. Туры в Узбекистан

Day 7. Khiva (sightseeing). Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent (internal flight).
Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 - sightseeing in Khiva (Ichan-Kala historical inner city): Pakhlavan Mahmoud Complex, Kunya-Ark Fortress, Islam Hajji Madrasah & Minaret, Tash Khauli Alakuli Khan Palace, Juma Mosque, Muhammadaminkhan Minaret & Madrasah.
In the evening - transfer to the airport in Urgench. Flight to Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel on arrival, accommodation and overnight.

Мавзолей Гур-Эмир (усыпальница Амира Тимура). Самарканд, Узбекистан. Туры в Узбекистан

Day 8. Tashkent -Bishkek.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the airport (depend on time of departure) and flight to Bishkek. Arrival in Bishkek.
Meet at airport. Transfer and accommodation at the hotel after 14:00. Leisure time. Overnight at the hotel.

Бишкек, тур в Кыргызстан

Day 9. Bishkek - Issyk-Kul Lake (250 km, 5-6 hrs).
Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 - meeting at the hall and check out from the hotel.
09:30 - sightseeing in Bishkek: visit the central Ala-Too Square, flagstaff (and changing of the guard), statue of Lenin and Freedom Monument, Philharmonic Hall, monument to Manas.
On the way visit Burana Tower - an architectural and archaeological monument (X-XI centuries).
Transfer to Cholpon-Ata along the northern shore of Lake Issyk Kul - the second largest alpine lake in the world after Lake Titicaca in South America. Accommodation and overnight at the hotel.

Бишкек, тур в Кыргызстан

Day 10. Issyk-Kul Lake - Karakol - Jety-Oguz Gorge -Karakol (150 km, 4-5 hours).
Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 - transfer to the city of Karakol (transfer along the Eastern shore of Issyk-Kul Lake).
Sightseeing in Karakol: visit Przhevalski museum, a wooden Orthodox Russian church and impressive wooden Dungan mosque, built without metal nails by the Dungan people.
After lunch transfer to Jety-Oguz Gorge (25 km) with its famous red rocks, The Broken Heart and The Seven Bulls. Drive back to Karakol. Overnight at the hotel.

Каракол, тур в Кыргызстан

Day 11. Karakol - Lake Son-Kul (390 km, 7-8 hrs).
Breakfast at the hotel.
08:00 - transfer to Son-Kul lake along the southern shore of Issyk-Kul Lake. Son-Kul lake (3016 m) is the one of the most beautiful mountain lake in Kyrgyzstan. Son-Kul lake well known for its traditional summer pastures (Jailoo) and alpine meadows. Tourists can be acquainted here with the nomadic lifestyle of the native people of Kyrgyzstan. Accommodation in a yurt camp. Dinner. Overnight in yurts.

Day 12. Lake Son-Kul - Kazarman (180 km, 5-6 hrs).
09:00 - transfer to Kazarman village via Kurtka and Kara Koo highways (2625 m). Lunch en route. Upon arrival in Kazarman accommodation in local houses. Dinner. Overnight in a local house.

Day 13. Kazarman - Osh (260 km, 6-7 hours).
Breakfast in alocal house.
Transfer to Osh – southern capital of Kyrgyzstan via Sarykyr highway (3080 м). Further drive to the small town of Uzgen. Sightseeing in Uzgen: Uzgen minaret (XII c) and mausoleum of Karakhanids (X-XII c). Continue driving to Osh. Accommodation at the hotel upon arrival. Overnight in Osh.

Day 14. Osh (city tour). Osh - Base Camp of Lenin Peak (290 km, 5-6 hours)
Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 - sightseeing in Osh: visit Suleyman Mountain and Museum, local bazaar.
Further transfer to Mountain Camp (Base Camp) located on Edelweiss Meadow under the Lenin Peak (altitude of the Base Camp location is 3,600 m). Lunch en route (lunch-boxes).
Arrival in the Base Camp and accommodation in camp. After some rest hike up to Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow (3800 m). Dinner at the Base Camp. Overnight in camp.

Памирскому тракт, Перевал  Талдык, тур в Кыргызстан

Day 15. Base Camp under Lenin Peak.
09:00 - hiking program to the lakes and the Achik-Tash river valley. Further walking to the yurts of local people, time to get to know the daily life and traditions of the Kyrgyz nomads. Lunch and tasting of the koumiss. Return to the Base Camp. Participation in culinary master class on the preparation of national dishes in the evening. Dinner at the Base Camp. Overnight in camp.

Юрта, тур в Кыргызстан

Day 16. Base Camp under Lenin Peak - “Kyzyl-Art” border - Murgab (440 km, 9-10 hours).
Breakfast at the Base Camp. 09:00 - transfer to the land border with Tajikistan. Ascent the Kyzyl-Art pass (4280 m). Border crossing. After border formalities transfer to Karakul Lake (3914 m). Lunch en route. Transfer through the highest pass of the former Soviet space and the highest point on the M41 - Ak-Baital road (4655 m). Picnic lunch along the way. Arrival in Murgab, the high-mountain town of Tajikistan. Dinner, accommodation and overnight at guesthouse.

Day 17. Murghab - Langar (250 km, 5-6 hrs).
Breakfast at the guesthouse.
09:00 - transfer to the village of Langar. The key moment is in the fact, that this place is located on the territory of the Wakhan corridor. The road passes through a high terrace. When the weather is clear you can see the snowy peaks of Hindu Kush, the most alpine region of Afghanistan. Picnic lunch along the way. After lunch getting acquainted with the life and traditions of the local inhabitants. Dinner and overnight in a guesthouse decorated in a national style.

Day 18. Langar - Ishkashim (140 km, 4-5 hrs).
09:00 - transfer to the village of Ishkashim.
On the way visit: the thermal spring of Bibi-Fatima and the town of Yamg. Sightseeing in Yamg: visit the tomb, reconstructed house of Sufi Mubarak Kadam and stone that 700 years ago was used as a sundial. Picnic lunch along the way. Arrival in Ishkashim. Dinner and overnight in a guesthouse.

Day 19. Iskashim - Khorog (120 km, 2 hrs).
Breakfast at the guest house.
09:00 - transfer to the city of Khorog, the main city of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province. Arrival in Khorog.
Accommodation at the hotel. Lunch in local café.
Sightseeing in Khorog: botanical garden, territorial ethnographical museum and bazaar. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 20.

Khorog - Kalai-Khumb (265 km, 6-7 hrs).
Breakfast at the hotel.
08:00 - transfer to the town of Kalai-Khumb. Lunch en route. Visit to the ancient city of Karon. Arrival in Kalai-Khumb. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 21. Kalai-Khumb - Dushanbe (350 km, 7-8 hrs).
Breakfast at the hotel.
08:00 - transfer to Dushanbe - the capital city of Tajikistan. On the way visit: the Mir-Said-Ali-Khamadoni mausoleum and Khulbuk fortress. Lunch in the city of Kulyab.
On arrival in Dushanbe - sightseeing tour: visit Independence Square, monument to Samani, founder of the state of Tajikistan, Rudaki Avenue. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 22. Dushanbe (departure).
Breakfast at the hotel.
Checkout until 12:00. Free time without transport services and excursions. Recommended visiting bazaars and walking in the city center. Transfer to the airport. Departure from Dushanbe.

Cost of the tour in USD:

Cost of the tour for 1 person 3.225 USD per pax
Single supplement in hotels +495 USD

Tour price includes agent’s commission.
This tour is guaranteed and will be arranged whatever final number of persons in a group.

Cost of the tour includes:

  • • Meeting/seeing-off at airport according to tourist's flight arrival/departure time;
  • Accommodation at the hotels on twin/double sharing basis with breakfasts, check-in to the hotels at 14:00, check-out at 12:00;
  • Accommodation yurt camp in Son-Kul lake (3-4 persons in yurt);
  • Accommodation at homestays and guesthouses (3-4 persons in a room) as per program;
  • Accommodation in tents on single of twin sharing accommodation in the Base Camp under Lenin Peak (tents are equipped with electricity, wooden flooring, mattresses, blankets, pillows and linens - blanket covers, pillowcases, sheets);
  • Transportation services for the whole tour on comfortable vehicles with air conditioning, including meeting/seeing-off at airports;
  • Domestic flight Urgench - Tashkent (Economy class ticket, maximum luggage weight - 20 kg);
  • International flight Tashkent - Bishkek (Economy class ticket, maximum luggage weight - 20 kg);
  • Sightseeing tours according to the program;

 

  • Accompanying English speaking guide services for the whole tour;
  • Meals: breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners according to the program - in Kyrgyzstan;
  • Meals on full board (breakfasts, lunches, dinners) - in Tajikistan;
  • Entrance fees to the monuments and museums, listed in the program - in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan;
  • Permits required to visit protected and border areas - in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan;
  • A bottle of mineral water on each day of the tour;
  • Memorable souvenirs.

Cost of the tour does not include:

  • International air flights;
  • Entrance fees to the monuments and museums, listed in the program in Uzbekistan (85 USD/per person - can be paid on the spot);
  • Meals (except breakfast) in Uzbekistan;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Visa to Tajikistan and GBAO permit - can be obtained on-line.

Additional services:

  • Accommodation in the yurts in Lenin Peak Base camp. Yurt facilities: private bathroom (shower enclosure, toilet, hot and cold water); Heating; 2 beds (extra bed available); 2 Wardrobes; Desk; 2 Armchairs; Clothes rack; Minibar; Electric kettle; Free toiletries; Toilet paper; Hairdryer; Towels; Slippers; Dressing gown - 70 USD/per person;
  • Supplement for additional night on arrival or departure:
    • Single room - 55 USD/per room /per night (Standard);
    • Double room - 75 USD/per room /per night (Standard).

Hotels.
The cost of the program includes accommodation in cozy hotels often decorated in a national style. We recommend this special type of accommodation because it is unique in Central Asia: it combines modern comfort in every detail and a unique culture of hospitality in a chamber atmosphere with almost home cosines. Hotels of this level characterizing by a warm welcome, empathetic and friendly attitude by the staff and enable you to familiarize yourself with the national culture.

Yurt Camp.
Accommodation in yurts for 3-4 members. Living in a real Yurt far from civilization - is an extremely unusual and memorable experience for a city dweller. Yurt is a traditional dwelling of nomads in Central Asia. The Yurt is cool in summer and warm in winter. The Yurt is ecological, as it is made from simple natural materials: wooden poles and felt rolled from sheep wool. The Yurt Camp is equipped with electricity, hot and cold water. There is a dining area, shower and toilets on the territory.

Guesthouses.
Accommodation in guesthouses (3-4 persons in a room) will allow you to take a dip into traditions and habits of local people, while maintaining the proper level of comfort. These are traditional houses located in remote mountain villages equipped with all necessary amenities for comfortable stay.

Lenin Peak Base camp.
Accommodation in the tents 1-2 persons per tent. Tent facilities: campgrounds are equipped with electricity, wooden flooring, mattresses, blankets, pillows and bed linen - duvet covers, pillowcases, sheets.

The tour comes with the following accommodation:

Location Accommodation
Tashkent Orient Inn Hotel / Orient Grand Hotel 3* or similar
Samarkand Eurasia Hotel 3* / Zilol Baht Hotel 3* or similar
Bukhara Kabir Hotel 3* / Kavsar Hotel 3* or similar
Khiva Shams Hotel 3* / Shokh Jahon Hotel 3* or similar
Bishkek Shakh Palace 3* / Garden 3* or similar
Issyk-Kul Lake Kapriz 3* / Try Korony 3* or similar
Karakol Green Yard 3* or similar
Son-Kul Lake Yurts
Kazarman village Guest house
Osh Sunrise Hotel 3*
Lenin Peak area Tents or Yurts
Murghab Guesthouse
Langar Guesthouse
Ishkashim Guesthouse
Khorog Dehli Darbor Hotel 2* or similar
Kalai-Khumb Karon Palas 4* or similar
Dushanbe Atlas 3* or similar

Transportation on Uzbekistan part of the route.
On this route will be used the following type of transport (depending on the number of people in a group):

Group Type of transport
Group 1-2 pax "Daewoo Lacetti"
Group 3-6 pax "Hyundai Grand Starex"
Group 7-9 pax "Toyota Hiace" / King Long"
Group 10-12 pax "Mitsubishi Rosa"/Eurise"
Group 13-15 pax "Mitsubishi Rosa"/Eurise"
Group 16-25 pax "Golden Dragon"

Transportation on Kyrgyzstan part of the route.
On this route will be used the following type of transport (depending on the number of people in a group):

Group Transport
Group 1-2 pax "Toyota Sequoia"
Group 3-5 pax "Mitsubishi Delica"
Group 6-11 pax "Mercedes-Benz Sprinter"

Transportation on Tajikistan part of the route.
On this route will be used the following type of transport (depending on the number of people in a group):

Group Transport
Group 1-2 pax "Toyota Rav 4" - 1 car
Group of 3-5 pax "Hyundai Starex 4х4" - 1 car
Group of 6-10 pax "Hyundai Starex 4х4" - 2 cars

 

Visa and Visa invitation to Uzbekistan:

Visa-free regime for up to 60 days has been established  for citizens of countries below:

  • Azerbaijan
  • Armenia
  • Belarus
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Moldova
  • Russia
  • Ukraine

Visa-free regime for up to 30 days has been established  for citizens of countries below:

  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • The Republic of Korea
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkey
  • Singapore
  • the Vatican
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Visa to Kyrgyzstan

Under current rules visa-free stay within unlimited period on the territory of Kyrgyzstan is granted for the nationals of the following countries:

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belorussia
  • Cuba
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Laos
  • Moldova
  • North Korea
  • Russia
  • Tajikistan
  • Vietnam

List of states granted visa-free stay up to 90 days: Mongolia, Ukraine.

List of states granted visa-free stay up to 60 days

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Britain
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican

Visa-free access to Kyrgyzstan up to 30 days: Malaysia.

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Visa to Tajikistan

Currently the foreign citizens have an opportunity to obtain Tajikistan visa on-line on the official web here: www.evisa.tj.
Visa invitation from the MFA of Tajikistan is not necessary. Cost of visa online is 50 USD/per person and cost of the GBAO permit is 20 USD/per person.

Please, note, this program does NOT require the necessity of GBAO permit.

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